Tenoroc High has been approved to offer the prestigious Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) program to students beginning in the 2021-22 school year.
Tenoroc will join Winter Haven High as the only two schools in Polk County to offer the Cambridge program at the high school level.
For the upcoming 2021-22 school year, students already at Tenoroc who have been performing above average academically will have the opportunity to take some Cambridge courses. Students matriculating from middle school for the 2022-23 school year and beyond will have the opportunity to apply for the Cambridge program at Tenoroc or Winter Haven, depending on their address in the district.
Cambridge AICE is an accelerated method of academic study offered solely through a division of the University of Cambridge. It provides a flexible, broad-based curriculum that is offered at schools and colleges in over 161 countries, and is recognized by the Florida Department of Education as a rigorous curriculum. Alongside in-depth understanding of a variety of subjects, students need to master a broader range of skills critical for success in university study and employment.
“I am extremely excited about being approved as a Cambridge International school,” said Tenoroc High Principal Jason Looney. “Our Cambridge mission statement communicates the goal for our current and future students: To create a worldview beyond the scope of high school, instill a foundation of learning through research and freedom of thought, and build upon our students’ critical thinking and questioning skills to carry them into contributing to society without restraint.”
Christine Özden, chief executive of Cambridge Assessment International Education, said: “We are delighted to announce that Tenoroc Senior High School has joined our global community of Cambridge schools and we look forward to a long and productive relationship with them. Cambridge programmes help students get ready for the world, equipping them with the skills they need to achieve at school, university and work.”